Archive for the ‘Building Information Modeling’ Category

Originally posted on BIMFreak:
It’s been a pretty eventful year so far for the BIMFreak: I was the people profile in AEC bytes Q4 2016 publication In 2015 Ideate Inc. invited me down to present in San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland at the local Revit User Groups. Due to the amount of requests for me…


Originally posted on BIMFreak:
As a BIM advocate I have found myself trying to pull others into my linear workflow instead of working with their design workflow. In my last post  “the Mechanic and the Designer“, I talked about my breakthrough on how I can support the less direct workflow used by designers. My new…


By Alejandro Moreira En este período de descreimiento de los medios de comunicación, se puede argumentar fuertemente, respecto de lo que se lee. No obstante me arriesgo a proponer la siguiente lectura y comparación para que esto contribuya en la construcción de nuevo conocimiento. En el año 2000, la prestigiosa revista “The Economist” publicaba un […]


Originally posted on Revit beyond BIM:
Since a few versions already, Revit allows us to add an image to a family instance or type. with the “Image” or “Type Image” parameter. For Rebar families specific there is the “Shape Image” parameter, which makes it possible to create well formatted rebar bending schedules, including the rebar shape image.…


Originally posted on AECbytes Blog:
In October 2015, I published an article on the state of the art of automated code checking in AEC, in which I found that it had not made as much progress as one might expect given the early attempts to automate code-checking, even prior to BIM. Following the publication of…


Originally posted on AECbytes Blog:
In this article, John Hallgarth, Founder and CTO of 3D Constructor, who is a BIM enthusiast and passionate about applying Virtual Design to Construction Practices, explores some practical ways for general contractors to approach BIM, some outside-the-box ideas, and some key opportunities not to be overlooked by commercial builders. URL:…


by Tom Sawyer After five years of PhD research and two years of software development, a start-up enterprise that applies parallel computing and artificial intelligence to construction planning and scheduling is ready to go to work. The software is named Alice, which stands for “artificial intelligence construction engineering.” It comes from ALICE Technologies Inc., Stanford, […]


Originally posted on AECbytes Blog:
In what seems to have become an annual event, this article captures the many developments in AEC technology that I have not been able to cover in my regular articles and reviews. It is an encouraging sign of the AEC technology industry being so vibrant that we not only see…


By Allison Huffman High risk, low margin. This all too familiar description of the construction industry is at the heart of contractors’ laser focus on bottom line profitability and overcoming the variables that can (and often do) go awry. The proof of that challenge is in the numbers. According to KPMG’s “Climbing the Curve, 2015 Global […]


by Paul Newby The digital revolution that the construction industry desperately needs is at least a generation away, suggests Paul Newby executive engineering services director at SES Engineering Services. This creates a great paradox: those who can change the industry’s culture forever may have the skills and progressive attitude, but not the practical or leadership […]